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Confusion in San Francisco’s Chinatown Over Shark-Fin Ban

March 8, 2013 | 1:50 pm

Confusion in San Francisco’s Chinatown Over Shark-Fin Ban

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By Caitlin Esch and Rachael Marcus San Francisco Chinatown merchants and community leaders met with officials from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife this week after several local businesses were cited for selling off their supply of now-banned shark fins. There has been confusion since California passed a law in 2011 banning the trade, […]

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May 23, 2011 | 1:35 pm

California Assembly Passes Shark Fin Ban 60-8, Bill Now to Senate

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From AP: The state Assembly has come to the defense of endangered sharks targeted by fishermen who amputate their fins and toss the live sharks back into the ocean. AB376 bans the sale, trade or possession of shark fins, a delicacy that costs hundreds of dollars per pound and is used to create a soup […]

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April 26, 2011 | 1:30 pm

Mayor Ed Lee Opposed to Shark Fin Ban

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Ed Lee told the Chronicle’s City Insider blog that he opposes the proposed shark fin ban in the state. From the post: Lee, who says he’s not running for a full term, said he supports educating shark fisherman rather than an outright ban. “We don’t have to be anti-cultural to get to an enlightened method,” […]

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March 2, 2011 | 1:44 pm

Wednesday Weeklies: Immigration Program for Rich Investors; Shark Fin Soup Debate

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… The American dream, for sale (San Francisco Bay Guardian) (P)rivate companies are going overseas and recruiting investors with the promise of a little-known federal program: For half a million bucks, you can get yourself a green card. If you’ve got the cash, the promoters say it’s easy. […]

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